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Admiral Vernon "Porto Bello Taken" Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1945.10
Date: 
1739
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 3.9 cm )
Description: 
Brass struck medal with obverse showing half-length figure of Vernon facing three-quarters to the left, with baton in left hand; legend around plain border: "ADMIRAL . VERNON . TOOK . PORTO . BELLO ." Reverse depicts ships entering harbor with tower on either side; legend around plain border: "WITH . SIX . SHIPS . ONLY . NOV 22 1739."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Commander Leander McCormick-Goodhart, R.N.V.R.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group